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The Waking

I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.
I learn by going where I cannot go.

We think by feeling. What is there to know?
I hear my being dance from ear to ear.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

Of those so close beside me, which are you?
God bless the Ground! I shall walk softly there,
And learn by going where I have to go.

Light takes the Tree, but who can tell us how?
The lowly worm climbs up a winding stair;
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

Great Nature has another thing to do
To you and me; so take the lively air,
And, lovely, learn by going where to go.

This shaking keeps me steady. I should know.
What falls away is always. And is near.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I learn by going where I have to go.

--Theodore Roethke


Joy's Updates - Straight from the Horse's Mouth.
Friday, November 11, 2005  
Worst of the Worst

What's the worst movie you've paid to see? Maybe we should put them in cateogories, such as worst movie that won awards (Titanic) or worst that went right to video (many of those). There have been movies so bad that I could barely watch the actors in anything else (Titanic) and some that made me feel embarrassed for the actors for having to say the lines (John Q and others with good casts that should have been better). I really wasted my time with Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Exit to Eden, Sweet November). Since I avoid movies with Madonna, Johnny Knoxville, Rob Schneider, and Jim Carrey (selectively), I don't have to add those to my list.

A friend and I were talking today about cancelled TV shows we liked. It started by wondering why Law & Order: Trial by Jury didn't make it. That's the only L&O version that didn't last long, which is unusual for Dick Wolf. Another show I just loved was Deadline with Bebe Neuwirth, Oliver Platt, and Tom Conti. Hmm, Bebe Neuwirth was in both of those shows. Hope that's just a coincidence. I'm still upset about them and The Education of Max Bickford. Why can't intelligent, well-written shows with wonderful acting last? Some do, thank goodness, but it's often the kiss of death if I like something. Are there some that you hated to see go when they were cancelled?

I heard that the Stones have a defribulator (however it's spelled) back stage with them while on tour now.

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